What are the concerns and process associated with building a residential deck?
a. Decks are generally constructed of wood. In contrast to the wood framing of a typical home, decks are exposed to the weather and subject to deterioration which ultimately results in an unsafe structure.
b. Decks over 30 inches above grade must have a guard around the perimeter.
c. Andover recognizes the City of Wichita deck standards, which is based upon the
America Wood Council’s (AWC’s) publication AWC DCA6-09 “Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide.”
d. Roofs constructed over decks are also of concern for adequate structural integrity.

AWC DCA6-09 “Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Co

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1. Why are building codes important?
2. What is the process for obtaining a permit for commercial, industrial, institutional or multifamily construction?
3. Where can I obtain a plot plan?
4. What forms are available for download?
5. What are the current codes which are applicable to construction work performed in Andover?
6. What should I consider when hiring a Contractor to do work on my property?
7. What are the consequences of not complying with code requirements?
8. Is there anything I should specifically look for in homes built before current codes were enacted?
9. What are the concerns and process associated with building a residential deck?
10. Is a permit required for roof replacements?
11. If a house has foundation or settlement problems, what are the concerns and procedures to remedy the problems?
12. When is a Contractor’s license required for a Contractor to perform work for a property owner or tenant?
13. How does a Contractor licensed in Andover access the Andover Permit and Inspection tracking software, MyGov?